Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Pearl is a sixteen-year-old vampire . . . fond of blood, allergic to sunlight, and mostly evil . . . until the night a sparkly unicorn stabs her through the heart with his horn. Oops. Her family thinks she was attacked by a vampire hunter (because, obviously, unicorns don’t exist), and they’re shocked she survived. They’re even more shocked when Pearl discovers she can now withstand the sun. But they quickly find a way to make use of her new talent. The Vampire King of New England has chosen Pearl’s family to host his feast. If Pearl enrolls in high school, she can make lots of human friends and lure them to the King’s feast—as the entrÉes.
The only problem? Pearl’s starting to feel the twinges of a conscience. How can she serve up her new friends—especially the cute guy who makes her fangs ache—to be slaughtered? Then again, she’s definitely dead if she lets down her family. What’s a sunlight-loving vamp to do?
What I thoughtI have to say, this was pretty entertaining. This was different from other YA Vampire books I have read. What I liked most about it was that Pearl starts evil and then grows a conscience. Plus, what girl doesn't like a story with a unicorn?
This was better than I had expected it to be. I'm not going to lie, the cover threw me off a bit. I'm not sure what about it I don't like, but it didn't grab me the way it has a lot of other people (it's okay! I don't mind being in the minority!). The story was pretty captivating and held my attention to the very end.
I really liked Pearl's conflict of interest. She starts to change and doesn't quite know what to do, if she should just give in and follow the orders of her family, or if she should follow the new voice of reason in her head. It made for a very fun read. The dynamic of Pearl's family was great. I liked them more than maybe I should (since they are evil). It was just a fun read all around.
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